It has been reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be facing the biggest crisis of his career as letters of no confidence have allegedly been filed against him by Conservative MPs unhappy with his leadership.
It is thought backbenchers fed up with the performance of the Prime Minister have submitted letters of no confidence to the chair of the party’s powerful 1922 Committee.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman was forced to deny the Conservative leader has lost his “grip” yesterday, after a series of embarrassing gaffes, U-turns and broken promises.
He is “very much focused on delivering for the public”, the official said.
However, in the midst of Number 10 shrugging off concerns, One senior Tory MP told The Sun: “He is like Jose Mourinho – he was good a decade ago and his powers have been fading ever since.
“Yes he won an election, but a bowl of soup could have beaten Jeremy Corbyn.
“There is real anger. He has until Spring to get back on track or he will be in real trouble.
“Letters have gone in. I am on the cusp myself.”
One Tory whip, usually in charge of keeping backbenchers in line, admitted there was “angst” in Government.
They told The Telegraph: “If the next month is like the last month, and horror stories continue, more letters will be submitted.”
A Conservative leadership challenge takes place if 15 percent of Tory MPs write to Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, declaring no confidence in their leader, it would currently take 54 MPs to trigger a vote.
His spokesman said yesterday: “The Prime Minister briefly lost his place in a speech.
“He has given hundreds of speeches.
“I don’t think it’s unusual for people on rare occasions to lose their place in a speech.”
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